About – Partners
DIRECTION GÉNÉRALE DES ENTREPRISES
The DGE comes under the authority of the Minister of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector and is responsible for developing the competitiveness and growth of companies, industry and services. This involves developing new sectors, particularly in business services and human services, supporting and spreading innovation and anticipating and assisting economic changes in order to achieve lasting growth and employment.
The DGE provided crucial financial support for the creation of the www.entrepriseetdecouverte.fr website.
Explore the know-how and industrial heritage of EDF.
Welcoming almost 350,000 visitors in 2011 to around one hundred industrial sites, EDF confirms its position and role as a stakeholder in industrial tourism and the development of scientific and technical knowledge. Since the construction of its industrial heritage, hosting visitors has represented an important issue and a commitment to transparency for the company.
This policy is translated by investments and the organisation of tour opportunities for the general public. All year round, guides welcome visitors to forty-four EDF visitor centres throughout France close to nuclear, hydro-electric and fossil fuel fired power plants. Thousands of people visit every day. Entry to the fun, interactive exhibition explaining how power plants work, and the educational activities and conferences for all ages is free. Subject to conditions.
>> Discover all the tours offered by EDF
AGENCE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA VISITE D’ENTREPRISE
ADEVE is the leading agency for industrial tourism in France. We have been working with companies and institutions for almost 20 years to develop tours, enable companies to adopt a professional approach to receiving the general public (training, advice, audits) and organise Open Days. In 2010, ADEVE conducted the first survey of companies open to the public and identified over 5,000 companies. Based on this survey, the first industrial tourism portal “entrepriseetdecouverte.fr” was created. Recently, the agency has developed a service for the general public to respond to the many requests for customised company tours (for groups) or to offer discovery packages.
ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES INDUSTRIES ALIMENTAIRES
The food industry, a fantastic source of employment opportunities!
Food is part of our daily lives. The food industry feeds thousands of French people every day. Over 500,000 men and women take pride in their trade and work on a daily basis to offer consumers safe, balanced, enjoyable products. By opening the doors of our companies, our aim is to introduce you to the wealth and diversity of trades in the food industry, particularly for young people. These exciting, varied trades are open to all levels of skills and are available in all areas. Given the rise in unemployment and the difficulties faced by young people to find work, the food industry represents a fantastic opportunity, with 30,000 job offers every year.
To find out more, visit the websites:
LA CONFISERIE DU ROY RENÉ
La Confiserie du Roy René produces the famous “calisson”.
The general public have been able to come and see how calissons are made for many years already.
In 2014, the company extended and erected new buildings in Aix-en-Provence.
A visitor circuit and a shop were included in the plans, enabling it to welcome close to 100,000 visitors a year in the long term.
>> Discover the tour of the Confiserie du Roy René
The Fragonard perfumery was founded in 1926. Choosing the name of the famous Grasse-born painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) for the company was a tribute by Eugène Fuchs, the founder of Fragonard, to the town of Grasse which had welcomed him and his family and to the refinement of the arts of the 18th century. This choice also underlines his desire to give his business a firm footing in tradition.
The spirit of the company was faithfully upheld by the next three generations as each in turn took over the running of the business. At their initiative, new production units and shops were opened in Grasse and Eze, and also in Paris. Jean-François Costa undertook the modernisation of the company. A great art lover, he collected objects linked to the history of the perfumery during the 1970s, leading to the opening of the museum in Grasse and two museum-shops in Paris. This initiative contributed to the already flourishing prosperity of Fragonard and adding a cultural dimension.
>> Découvrez les visites des parfumeries Fragonard
An iconic liqueur maker in the Angevine region for over 125 years, GIFFARD
welcomes you to a unique place dedicated to the company’s history and know-how.
The Menthe-Pastille area, named after the liqueur on which GIFFARD was founded, immerses you in the production process to discover how fruit becomes liqueur.
>> Découvrez la visite de la liquoristerie Giffard
The PERRIN hosiery factory welcomes you to a unique site where the production of socks and tights is guaranteed 100% French.
We promise you a fascinating guided tour! We have the known-how and we want the world to know!
Discover a unique place where creativity, colours and materials will delight you. Come and share our passion for creating and making French high-quality socks and tights.
The knitting and hand-finishing of articles and the hundreds of thousands of pairs will fascinate young and old.
At the end of your visit, discover the best of Made in France entirely dedicated to the excellence of French production. You will find all our collections and a range of textile products from our Made in France manufacturing partners.
>> Découvrez la visite de la Manufacture de Bonneterie Perrin
For over 110 years and through four generations, the MARIUS FABRE soap factory has been striving to keep the increasingly threatened skills of Marseilles soap-making alive.
>> Découvrez la visite de la Savonnerie Marius Fabre
Dedicated to the pleasures of pampering, OCCITANE en Provence products are a real way of life. Nourished by encounters and journeys, the brand has grown and developed, choosing to work solely with committed, demanding producers. Our cosmetics have a history, often linked to the Provence region: age-old know-how (essential oils), an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (lavender, olive), a forgotten crop (almonds) or as in Burkina Faso, a sustainable development programme (shea butter).
In 2004, OCCITANE began to open its doors to the public for several reasons:
• build customer loyalty: the factory tour is an opportunity to show and explain what sets the brand apart
• create trust: showing customers what happens behind the scenes and demonstrating our know-how gives a positive image
• link the company to its region: with the establishment of partnerships (tourist offices, other sites to visit)
>> Découvrez la visite de l’Occitane
TERRE DE SEL
“From the salt pans to the warehouse”: on-site tour from the place where Guérande salt is produced right through to the cooperative warehouse. Every day except July and August.
>> Découvrez la visite de Terre de Sel
Did you know that 10 million journeys are made every day on the RATP network? Or that 234 professions contribute to the smooth-running of the transport service?
Since 2011, the RATP has been giving guided tours of its facilities to the general public, offering the opportunity to get a look behind the scenes. Visitors will see public transport in a different light, and understand the daily challenge of managing one of the densest transport systems in the world.
These tours are also an occasion for passengers to meet the people who work there and talk to them about their passion for their job.
Organised in partnership with the Comité Départemental du Tourisme de Seine-Saint-Denis, this tour programme covers all the activities of the RATP: operation, maintenance, work sites and more. Find the programme on www.ratp.fr/visitesguidees
>> Découvrez les visites guidées de la RATP
The ANDRA is a public body established by the December 1991 Waste Act.
The ANDRA is in charge of the long-term management of all radioactive waste under the supervision of the ministries in charge of energy, research and the environment and is independent of the producers of this waste.
>> Découvrez les visites des sites ANDRA en France
BIENVENUE A LA FERME
Created in 1998 on the initiative of the Chambers of Agriculture, the BIENVENUE A LA FERME network has over 6,200 members all over France.
The farms in the BIENVENUE A LA FERME network abide by a quality charter guaranteeing the quality of their tourist and farming services.
OFFICES DE TOURISME DE FRANCE
The French Tourist Offices form a network of almost 2,800 local agencies covering the whole of France at the service of visitors, various professions and trades, elected officials and the local population.
Tourist Offices are the main intermediaries for tourism professionals and shopkeepers in the regions and are points of reference for hospitality and tourism information in France.
Tourist Offices are key to operations aiming to increase tourism in the regions in order to generate more economic benefits (organisation of events, launch of promotion campaigns, creation of regional brands, social media strategies, etc.).
Offices de Tourisme de France® is the official mark of the French Tourist Office network and the name of the French Federation of Tourist Offices.
LABEL-INDUSTRIE, LE MAGAZINE DE LA VALORISATION DE L’INDUSTRIE
LABEL-INDUSTRIE is the first on-line magazine to highlight the many aspects of France’s industrial heritage, past and present: production and machines, know-how and trades, architecture and refurbishment, culture and advertising, society and immigration and more.
This industrial past is key to relating the tales behind objects we acquire or companies we visit and History with a capital H!
LABEL-INDUSTRIE also gives favourite addresses and events, feel free to share!
MIF EXPO – LE SALON DES PRODUITS ET INNOVATIONS MADE IN FRANCE
MIF Expo*, the Made in France products and innovations trade fair will be held on 18, 19 and 20 November 2016 at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles.
A must for French companies and consumers alike, the 2015 edition boasted some 450 exhibitors and no less than 55,000 visitors!
Free entry by invitation (advance registration on www.mifexpo.fr) or €10 reimbursed with your first purchase.
“Promote employment, buy MIF”.
*Made in France Expo
LE BOTTIN DU MIF
Discover the Made in France offer
A real Wikipedia of Made in France products, the BOTTIN DU MADE IN FRANCE is a completely collaborative directory offering the general public a relevant, reliable tool to discover the Made in France offer.
Buy 100% French!
The BOTTIN DU MIF allows the public to select the products they are looking for in the directory so as to see them or try them at home, at the shop or at trade fairs.
These alternative distribution channels offer consumers the opportunity to discover products which are hard to find in traditional shops.
With 5 partnerships with key stakeholders in the sector, the Bottin offers craftsmen and companies four types of subscription from €85/year aiming to assist them in developing their reputation and sales.
For more information contact Mathieu DECROIX by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone on 06 84 32 12 00.
MADEINFROGS.COM is a “comiconomic” website covering Made in France news.
Through their often offbeat articles, the cheeky brats of MIF explain the challenges of sustainable consumption and introduce you to French companies for whom manufacturing their products in France is self-evident. MADEINFROGS.COM exists because humour is the best way to get a civic message across…